Best Insurance Stocks To Own For 2019

In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Million Dollar Portfolio’s Jason Moser, Hidden Gems Canada’s David Kretzmann, and Total Income’s Ron Gross to reflect on last week’s business and economic news, and one of the big stories was that once-admired bank Wells Fargo(NYSE:WFC) was taking yet another mea culpa for yet more ways it was abusing its customers’ trust.

Regulators will fine the bank a total of $1 billion for forcing more than half a million customers to buy unnecessary insurance policies for their car loans, and for charging borrowers extra to lock in mortgage rates. The fines are bad — the PR issues are worse.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on April 20, 2018.

Chris Hill: Let’s move on to Wells Fargo. Ron, look, $1 billion for Wells Fargo, I know they have the money, I know they can pay this fine. But I kind of think that the optics of this are actually the problem here for them.

Best Insurance Stocks To Own For 2019: ThyssenKrupp AG (TYEKF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    United Technologies’ Otis division manufactures and services elevators, escalators, and other people moving devices. The business is reasonably attractive since there is a fair degree of concentration. Four major companies, Kone Oyj (OTCPK:KNYJF) (OTCPK:KNYJY), ThyssenKrupp (OTCPK:TYEKF) (OTCPK:TKAMY), Schindler (OTCPK:SHLAF) (OTC:SHNDY), and Otis, account for over 50% market share. The main long-term drivers of the industry are urbanization. As you might guess, elevator demand is strongest in dense urban environments where almost every building is multi-story.

Best Insurance Stocks To Own For 2019: American Airlines Group, Inc.(AAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    For more than three years, the Partnership for Open and Fair Skies — an airline industry trade group sponsored by American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), and United Continental (NYSE:UAL) — has aggressively lobbied the U.S. government to halt the expansion of fast-growing Gulf airlines Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways.

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    Selected examples: (AAL) , (CL) , (DRI) , (HAL) , (LUV) , (MCD) , (MMM) , (SBUX) . Darden and 3M are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS.

    What Trade War?

    Notes Goldman: “Firms expressed optimism that trade conflict would be resolved. Commentary emphasized the support for a free trade environment. Company management did not expect the disputes would escalate and affect global economic growth.”

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    For the past several years, American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) CEO Doug Parker has been one of the most prominent proponents of the idea that the airline industry has been permanently transformed and will produce big profits going forward. In the past year, he has doubled down on this argument, saying that in the new environment, airline managers don’t have to worry much about short-term profitability and can focus on making long-term investments.

Best Insurance Stocks To Own For 2019: Cadiz, Inc.(CDZI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Middlesex Water (NASDAQ: MSEX) and Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadiz (NASDAQ: CDZI) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Water supply” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Cadiz to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

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